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Today's News

  • Hunters Hollow officials fear higher sewer rates are looming

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker finally had good news to share with the city commission in regards to sewer issues.

    However, she also discussed potential bad news that awaits in the form of raised rates.

    Parker said the Bullitt County Sanitation District finally had a working agreement with Chris Cogan, representing Bullitt Utilities, to work toward a permanent solution for city residents.

  • Former teacher indicted on rape charges

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former teacher with the Bullitt County Public School System has been indicted.

  • Three indicted for home invasion in Hillview

    HILLVIEW -- Two men have been indicted for the burglary and kidnapping of three individuals in northern Bullitt County.

  • LJ others ready as snow in early future

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Old Man Winter is coming and Lebanon Junction is prepared.

    Public Works Director Chaz Sullivan told the council at a recent meeting that he was able to secure about 21 tons of salt for this winter.

    This year it was pricey though, at $165 a ton compared to the $62 a ton they paid last year. Mayor Butch Sweat said they used funds in the road aid to pay for it.

    “They’re trying to cut out some of these smaller towns,” Sweat said. “We just wanted to get Lebanon Junction some.”

  • Fox Chase hopes to work out snow removal deal with Hillview

    FOX CHASE - It doesn't show signs of stopping, so the council got to popping.

    Fox Chase City Council members approved a proposed interlocal snow removal agreement contract with the city of Hillview through May 1, 2015.

    The agreement would allow the Hillview Public Works Department to plow Fox Chase streets, as well as speeding salt at intersections and on hills at Fox Chase Drive and Idylewild Drive after consulting the Fox Chase mayor.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 17, 2014

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory

    nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • You can bank on financial, funding information

     How much does a school system need to do a great job providing opportunities for all our kids?

    That is a very difficult question and I’m sure there are a wide variety of answers crossing thousands of minds as this is being read.

    Part of your thought process depends on whether or not you have kids in the schools, if you ever had kids in public schools, how you liked school yourself, and even your own level of education and employment. 

  • Mount Washington Middle School honors Omer Stallings with plaque

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  • Whatever happened to hiring best for the job?

     Sometimes there are things that hit you the wrong way.

    As much as we have heard about Jefferson County education woes, something hit me the other day.

    Saw in a story in The Courier Journal about the need to diversify the teaching forces.

    With 52 percent of the students in the very large school system listed as minorities, I understand it.

    There is a need for role models.

    There is a need for students of all types of minority to see teachers of their own to be in the classroom and in administrative positions.

  • Leasor stepping down after second BC stint

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This time, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor got to go out on his terms.

    Following eight seasons on his second stint as the head coach of the Cougars, Leasor is stepping down after one of the best seasons in the program’s history. Bullitt Central finished this past season with a 9-3 record, tying the mark of the 1990 team, which he also coached, as the most productive for the program since 1979.

    The news that Leasor is retiring is not new news. Leasor had announced before this season began that it would be his last.